Scott Milam co-founded Afton Partners LLC with Carrie Stewart in 2011. He has over 15 years of experience providing management and advisory services for clients in the commercial and public sectors.
Most recently, Scott worked with a major urban school district to help transform its budgeting and finance operation to conform to a reform-oriented strategic plan, in which all schools are to be held to the same accountability standards, with similar flexibility for their design and resource allocation. Before that, Scott led an effort to provide technical assistance, guidance and evaluate the financial and operational plans for proposed “Next Generation” personalized learning K-12 schools for a major foundation and association, including developing a rubric to measure the quality and effectiveness of business plans developed and submitted by each applicant. Before that, he assisted a new school district establish its finance and operations function for year 1 (three schools) and scale through year 5 (over 35 schools). Scott also worked on behalf of a major philanthropic organization to evaluate the financial health of several major charter management organizations (CMOs), and provide recommendations to improve each organization’s ability to generate net revenue on public funds.
Prior to co-founding Afton Partners, Scott was a director at Alvarez & Marsal, where his experience focused on assisting commercial and public sector organizations to develop and implement performance improvement plans that resulted in drastic improvement in operational and financial results. His experience included working directly with four of the largest urban school districts in the US to identify and implement recurring, structural cost-savings initiatives; develop and implement plans for district-wide per-pupil student funding; and develop financial models to allow for rapid-fire scenario analyses.
Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, Scott worked with the CEO of Massport to restructure and transform the quasi-public agency. Before that, he was a manager in the corporate restructuring practice at Arthur Andersen LLP. He earned his B.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.